Be More Chill

Run Time:
Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: March 10, 2019
Closing: August 11, 2019

Be More Chill - 2019 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)
149 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036


Broadway's new musical sensation is BE MORE CHILL. It's already "one of the most popular new musicals in America," raves The New York Times. And The Wall Street Journal cheers, "It's going to hit big - and deservedly so!" Discover this hilariously honest show for yourself, featuring an electric, ear-worm filled score by "one of Broadway's next great songwriters" (Billboard).

What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In BE MORE CHILL, achieving the "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology - but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself - especially if you're a loser... geek... or whatever.

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‘Be More Chill’ found an audience online. But in a Broadway theater, it lost me.
4 / 10

I couldn't be less chill, not after sitting through the insipid "Be More Chill" for the second time. I saw it last year off-Broadway, a perch on which it landed by virtue of the mad crush many young folk developed for a cast recording that streamed online long before a New York engagement was ever in the works. It is, in that sense, the first musical to click its way onto Broadway, where it had its official opening at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday. And, boy, were my misgivings from my initial encounter confirmed. "Be More Shrill" would be a better title for director Stephen Brackett's heinously overamplified and overacted production, built on the story of a nerd played by the intrepid Will Roland, who takes a magic pill to become popular with the high school "in" crowd.

'Be More Chill' review: Sci-fi teen musical is sublimely silly, with a superb cast
9 / 10

Whether or not it ultimately proves to be a hit, "Be More Chill," a sublimely silly, exciting sci-fi teen musical comedy deserves a place in Broadway history as an unlikely comeback story powered by a passionate fan following on social media.

BWW Interview: Stephanie Hsu Brings the Heat and Heart to BE MORE CHILL by Naomi Serviss - September 4, 2018

"It feels pretty insane, with all the crazy reaction," Hsu said of the play that bounced to off-Broadway as a streaming sensation, the RENT of a current generation of young theatergoers.

VIDEO: Watch BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis Sing 'Broadway Here I Come' From SMASH and More by Stage Tube - August 30, 2018

On August 29, 'Be More Chill,' composer Joe Iconis held a press event for his sold-out hit off-Broadway musical.

BREAKING: BE MORE CHILL to Play The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that the sold-out hit Off-Broadway musical BE MORE CHILL will be transferring to Broadway later this season.

Rialto Chatter: Is BE MORE CHILL Eyeing A Broadway Upgrade? by A.A. Cristi - August 28, 2018

Is off-Broadway teen musical sensation Be More Chill eyeing a Broadway transfer?

VIDEO: BE MORE CHILL Cast and Fans Discuss the Show's Overnight Success by Stage Tube - August 26, 2018

Fans have no chill when it comes to Be More Chill, the show making its off-Broadway debut now after taking the world by storm, seemingly overnight.

BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Now Available on Vinyl by Julie Musbach - August 24, 2018

BE MORE CHILL is now available on vinyl from Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater.

BWW Review: Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Hard-Rocking, Super-Charged and Very Well Written BE MORE CHILL by Michael Dale - August 11, 2018

It may not have the romantic sweep of 'Some Enchanted Evening' or the driving intensity of 'Don't Rain On My Parade,' but so far, the best new theatre song of this young season is a finely-crafted emotional shut-down carrying the unlikely title 'Michael In The Bathroom.'

Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run! by A.A. Cristi - August 10, 2018

 Be More Chill, the new hit musical has extended by popular demand. Having sold out its entire run prior to opening night, Be More Chill has now extended its limited engagement one week through September 30.

Photo Coverage: NYC Gets an Upgrade! Go Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL! by Jennifer Broski - August 10, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC) and just opened last night, August 9.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway! by Nicole Rosky - August 9, 2018

Tune in at 10pm to watch the company celebrate opening night LIVE! And while you're waiting, watch clips of the cast in action.

BWW TV: Watch Will Roland Belt It Out in New Song from BE MORE CHILL- Opens Tonight! by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2018

Below, watch as Will Roland performs Jeremy's Act 1 closer, 'Loser Geek Whatever.'

BWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld TV - August 7, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action! 

Musical Sensation BE MORE CHILL Sells Out Off-Broadway Run! by A.A. Cristi - August 3, 2018

The highly-anticipated off-Broadway premiere of Joe Iconis' teenage rock musical Be More Chill is more than surviving its New York run. The show announced this afternoon that the initial run of the show has completely sold out!


Be More Chill has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2018, Broadway which opened in 2019 and West End which opened in 2021.
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Joe Iconis.
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bobby Frederick Tilly II, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Iconis, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Iconis, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Be More Chill, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Charlie Rosen, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Charlie Rosen, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Alex Basco Koch, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for Be More Chill, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Be More ChillOutstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joe Iconis and Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Alex Basco Koch.



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